By Rocco Parascandola
Source New York Daily News
An off-duty NYPD lieutenant leaving a Queens nightclub was wounded in a shootout with a crew of robbers, police said.
One crook was fatally shot in the head by the cop outside La Boom on Northern Blvd. near 57th St. in Woodside about 3:10 a.m. at
The lieutenant was hit in the torso and leg and is in critical but stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital. He was conscious and alert, and the wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, police sources said.
The shot mugger was taken to the same hospital, where he died. His gun was recovered at the scene, the sources said.
The other crooks scattered and have not been caught. The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for their arrests.
Clubgoer Clarissa Ramos was watching rapper Myke Towers perform inside the club when the shooting happened outside.
“I didn’t hear the shots or nothing but they escorted the celebrity out the back,” Ramos told NBC4 New York. “They just told us that we had to leave, that something was going on.”
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